Hathurusingha leaves Sri Lanka, as Cricket Board Awaits for ‘Inquiry Report’

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Chandika Hathurusingha has returned to Australia, as Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) is awaiting for the ‘Inquiry report’ against suspended head coach of the national team, Cricket Age reliably learns.

Hathurusingha, after Sri Lanka’s World Cup debacle in England, was suspended by SLC, on the directive of then Sports Minister Harin Fernando, blaming the coach for not delivering the desired results.

Last month, SLC officially moved on from Hathurusingha, hiring Micky Arthur as his successor.

However, Hathurusingha is still remained an unsolved mystery for the SLC!

According to sources, unable to find any loophole in Hathurusingha’s impeccable contract, SLC is now focusing on the result of an ongoing inquiry against him. Cricket Age understands that SLC CEO Ashley De Silva has given evidences against Hathurusingha and SLC Top officials are on the opinion to remove the suspended coach on that basis.

Hathurusingha, meanwhile, has already left the country. More interestingly, just like SLC, Hathurusingha, who is currently in Australia, is also waiting for Cricket Board’s action against him, before taking further steps. Cricket Age, however, understands that Hathurusingha is likely to file a case against SLC at Arbitral Tribunal, once the board decides to remove him! In meantime, the SLC has already stopped Hathurasingha’s salary since October.


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